A big topic at the moment is inflammation, however, most of us don’t really understand what it is or what is causing it.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to safeguard against foreign bacteria, viruses, and infection. When it senses a threat, the body will trigger the release of chemicals and white blood cells (our body’s germ fighters).
When the body produces chronic low-grade inflammation over time ( triggered by conditions like chronic pain, ongoing infections, viruses or allergies) it can cause long-term damage and can create problems such as heart disease or cancer.
Your immune system becomes threatened when your body recognizes anything foreign such as chemicals, which often can become life-threating.
The reality is that most of our issues can be treated by eating the right kinds of food.
In ancient times before modern medicine was created our ancestors used food and herbs to heal all kinds of issues…Food was medicine….
Eating these 5 foods may greatly reduce and soothe the inflammatory response…
Top 5 Inflammation fighting foods
1. Cruciferous vegetables:
Vegetables such as green cabbage, broccoli , brussels sprouts, kale, and cauliflower provide anti-inflammatory benefits from an anti-oxidant called sulphorfane which can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases.
Berries contain antioxidants called anthocyanins. These compounds have anti-inflammatory effects that may reduce your risk of disease.
Tomatoes, are sometimes called “nightshade” veggies. They have a great source of vitamin c which helps to fight inflammation.
4. Green tea:
A compound called egcg that reduces inflammatory responses.
5. Dark Chocolate:
Flavanols help to reduce inflammation and keep the cells that line the arteries healthy. Antioxidants fight inflammation and free radicals, which can help your immunity and reduce your risk of disease.